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Mississippi Governor Warns Robbers About His Wife

Mississippi’s Republican governor issued a warning to would-be robbers on Tuesday, informing them that his wife is heavily armed.

“Had a burglary at our little farm in Copiah County,” Governor Phil Bryant tweeted. “Asked the First Lady not to go down until we find the perpetrators. Her response: I’m taking my AR down and waiting on their a~~~s!!!!”

The Associated Press reported that Bryant and his wife, Deborah, own approximately 19 acres of land in Copiah County which is located in the southwest part of the state.

On Wednesday, a spokesperson for Bryant referred all questions to the county sheriff, who did not disclose any details as to whether there was an incident, and, if there was, whether the culprits had been caught.

The AP further noted that Bryant is a staunch gun-rights supporter, adding that he “had a gun atop a Bible on his desk in 2016 as he signed a law authorizing churches to train their own armed guards.”